Greenfield, California

Greenfield is a city in Monterey County, California. The city of Greenfield is located between the Gabilan mountain range to the east and the Santa Luica mountain range to the west, and is known as the "Broccoli Capital of the World." Greenfield is located in the heart of the Salinas Valley, approximately 135 miles south of San Francisco, 95 miles south of San Jose and 60 miles north of Paso Robles.

Greenfield is the second most populous city in the Salinas Valley and is the fifth most populous city in Monterey County, with an estimated population of around 16,629. Greenfield is centered in what was once the most productive agricultural areas in the world. 80% of the lettuce grown in the United States is grown in the Salinas Valley.

Local tourism is increasing as more people are attracted to the area, which is also known as the center of "Steinbeck Country" because of famed author John Steinbeck. The area is also known as a premier wine grape growing region due to the rich soil and desirable climate. Vineyards, wineries and wine tasting rooms continue to expand throughout the region.


Greenfield Real Estate

Greenfield real estate is about 60% owner-occupied, and 40% renters. Home prices in Greenfield range from the mid $300's up to 1 Million +.


Greenfield Schools

The Greenfield Union School District(GUSD) has three elementary schools and one middle school . The district serves around 2,500 students grades K-8.The city does have a high school but does not belong to GUSD. Greenfield High School (GHS) belongs to King City Joint Union High School District (KCJUHSD). Greenfield High School serves around 930 students.

Opportunities for higher education include Hartnell College in Salinas and California State University, Monterey Bay, in nearby Seaside.

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Points of interest in Greenfield, California:

- Salinas Valley Fair,
- Various Vineyards and Wineries,
- Lake San Antonio,
- Lake Nacimento.
Greenfield Facts:
  • Estimated median house or condo value in 2007: $323,663
  • Land area: 1.7 square miles
  • Population in July 2007: 16,629
  • Estimated median household income in 2007: $44,414
  • Median resident age: 24.1 years¬†


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